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by Dingus
Tue Dec 09, 2003 4:54 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: AcoustiPacks in Australia?
Replies: 6
Views: 2625

I don't think they do, but I'd also be really happy if I'm wrong.
How'd that email go? I know they used to stock Noisemagic Fleece, but they stopped importing it becuase it was too expensive. They're new replacement is only 5mm thick and a lot cheaper. I haven't tried it though, so it might work.
by Dingus
Wed Dec 03, 2003 6:09 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Arctic Cooler VGA sliencer - aaaaaaaaarrrrrghhhhh!!
Replies: 10
Views: 4020

I was looking at the same AGP card, just out of curiousity what games came bundled?... (or is it oem?)
by Dingus
Thu Nov 27, 2003 7:09 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Athlon XP owners post your temps?
Replies: 32
Views: 9382

My Athlon XP 2400+ on an ECS K7S5A mobo used to die (powerdown pc) because my room is so warm (whatever temp it is outside, same inside... great for winter, horrible for Aussie summer.) Pre Zalman 7000A-Cu hsf: - idle 42-ish - Full load 60 something... crashtastic. Post Zalman 7000A-Cu hsf: - idle 3...
by Dingus
Tue Nov 25, 2003 7:00 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Question(s) about the Zalman CNPS7000A-ALCU
Replies: 42
Views: 13596

I just bought Zalman's CNPS 7000A-Cu hsf and while it's extremely heavy, it works a treat. Since I don't have air-conditioning and live in Australia I was fearing this xmas (last year I couldn't turn my AthlonXP 1400+ on for a month or so around xmas... it would just overheat) Anyway, something I'd ...
by Dingus
Fri Nov 14, 2003 6:40 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD vibration & noise reducing methods - ranked
Replies: 195
Views: 626152

sorry, i just did a search throu spcr and found 1794 links to posts about hdd heatsinks. Damn. I thought i was on the edge of revolutionary thought, but it turns out i'm just tired.
by Dingus
Fri Nov 14, 2003 6:17 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: (Not) Worried about my Seagate Cuda V
Replies: 12
Views: 4108

my seagate cuda 4 has 43% too but my WD noiseriffic caviar 120g has 85%. But i don't know what that means. I've had the cuda for over a year, and the wd for a month or 2.
by Dingus
Fri Nov 14, 2003 6:04 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD vibration & noise reducing methods - ranked
Replies: 195
Views: 626152

After reading the dans-data review halfway, I came up with an idea... I have no idea how safe it might be. The harddrive suspension that Mike C lists in the best category, using cheap elastic material could be improved upon. Unless I'm wrong then the main downside to decoupling your HDD's this way i...
by Dingus
Fri Nov 14, 2003 5:13 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 120mm Evercool Aluminium Fan
Replies: 145
Views: 87929

i found some old skateboard bolts of various random sizes from my mid teens that are long enough to mount the fan properly so i'll try it tomorrow. It's kinda funny that I can't 'silence' my case now because the process would wake my house-mates up.
by Dingus
Tue Nov 11, 2003 6:11 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 120mm Evercool Aluminium Fan
Replies: 145
Views: 87929

I tried the sonata spare 'rubber nipples' to separate the fan from the case but they were too flimsy and you just mentioned the fans weight.
Hardware store trip pending.
by Dingus
Mon Nov 10, 2003 5:24 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 120mm Evercool Aluminium Fan
Replies: 145
Views: 87929

Well now I've gotta make a trip to the hardware store to get the right size screws because i want to use some siliceous sheeting in between the fan and case and the 6mm screws just don't seem to cut it. Even without that bit in between, the screws don't really grip... and i don't want the fan flappi...
by Dingus
Mon Nov 10, 2003 4:10 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 120mm Evercool Aluminium Fan
Replies: 145
Views: 87929

Did anyone else have trouble fitting this fan to their sonata with the extra short screws that came with it? The screws that came with it are about 6mm long and the fan is 25mm thick... or did i get some kind of mis-pack? (It looked retail enough for me).
by Dingus
Thu Nov 06, 2003 6:05 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Front fan grille mystery
Replies: 8
Views: 3217

my theory is that the guys who make the 'chassis' of the case and the art guys who make the 'body' don't really get together on the project, but rather work to a list of specifications... ie, it has to have some air intake at the front, be strong / lite, look nice, etc. just a theory i'm chucking up...